Indigenous Showcase – The Resistance Saga part 1 – When the Mountains Tremble

This event took place on Nov 4, 2017

A ticket to any one film in the Resistance Saga series is good for all three films

** SIFF members receive the NWFF member discount for this event **

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Pamela Yates
1h 30m

Visiting Artist

** Director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onís in attendance! **


** Special three-film screening with discussion and reception! **


This new, updated version of the 1983 classic on war and social revolution in Guatemala is a vigorous and persuasive documentary. It describes the struggle of the largely Indian peasantry against a legacy of state and foreign oppression. Centered on the experiences of Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú, a Maya K’iche indigenous leader, the film knits a variety of forms — interviews, direct address, re-enactment, video transmission, and on the spot footage shot at great hazard — into a wide-ranging and remarkable cohesive epic canvas of the Guatemalan struggle. Despite the long history of oppression it depicts, the overall effect of the film is exhilarating; with clarity and energy it conveys the birth of a national and political awareness.

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Seattle, WA 98122

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